Private Online Middle School Program for Grades 6-8
If you are a parent searching for a private online middle school for your child, our team of admissions professionals is ready to help you discover why Laurel Springs may be a good fit for your student. Our admissions office is open Monday – Friday, 8 am-8 pm Eastern Time. Call 1-800-377-5890 and ask to speak with a coordinator or submit an inquiry form today and discover how convenient online school can be.
Students in the middle school grades vary in their levels of maturity. During these transformative years, it’s important that we focus on building self-esteem and laying the groundwork for success in upper school while continuing to nurture a natural love of learning. While they progress through the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, students work with customized learning plans to ensure the best educational experience. Students in the online middle school program have the opportunity to develop their time management skills further as they progress into more independent learners.
The Laurel Springs private school faculty strives to provide personal, social, and academic support to all middle school families with individualized academic plans and increased opportunities for student socialization and parental support networking. Furthermore, students in the sixth-eighth grade can add online clubs and electives to their experience with Laurel Springs. These offerings foster collaboration and expand our students’ global reach with peers all over the world.
Middle School Curriculum
Students in 6th through 8th grades can select from text-based or online courses or may choose a combination of curriculum options as needed to create an optimal learning experience. In addition, beginning in 7th grade, students are eligible to join our online social network and clubs. We want all students of our accredited online school to enjoy the benefits of developing a network of peers with whom to collaborate and share support for one another as they advance through their online education and beyond.
Our online middle school program offers students the option to accelerate and prepare for the rigor of upper school. Students can take high school level courses and earn credit that applies toward their high school graduation. At the onset of their high school experience, they receive academic and college guidance from a counselor, which includes an upper school academic plan, to ensure they are on track to achieve their post-secondary goals.
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How Virtual Middle School Works
Laurel Springs Schools’ asynchronous learning model gives students a flexible learning experience with personalized learning plans to suit their needs and schedules. A suggested schedule for each course is provided to the student that acts as a guide to keep them on top of their coursework. The expected submission dates for assignments and coursework are included to ensure students are adequately prepared to stay on track with the courses. Both assignments and coursework are designed in conjunction with a student’s learning plan to ensure that they learn the skills needed to transition to the upper school program successfully.
Information about the Program Structure
Your child’s academic learning plan is carefully drafted to support their individual strengths and needs as a student. Throughout the program, we make sure students get the support and information they require to learn and grow at their best.
- Planning – Through student-centered learning, our educational professionals will create a personalized learning plan especially for your child that encourages their love of learning and promotes their development of knowledge and collaboration.
- Progress Tracking – In order to monitor progress and determine the appropriate next steps for each student, we regularly assess the student’s ability to comprehend and keep up with their assignments and courses in addition to their acquisition of skills and knowledge. These assessments provide teachers, students, and parents with specific information about their experience and progress within the program.
- Flexible Schedule – We use an asynchronous learning model that gives students greater flexibility to help them succeed in academics, whatever their learning style may be. Our learning model is designed for a student to grow personally and academically while providing flexibility to ensure the education works with their own terms and schedule.
- Coursework– All students are given a suggested schedule that acts as a guide for when assignments and coursework need to be submitted. Dates for submission are provided for assignments and projects to ensure students can stay up-to-date on their academics.
Why Choose an Online Middle School?
Enrolling your child in an online middle school offers greater freedom for their learning than you’d typically find in a traditional brick-and-mortar school. By taking courses in a virtual classroom, students can study and advance in their schoolwork from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. The flexible learning schedule also allows them to complete their coursework and assignments on their own schedule, as long as they keep up with the teacher’s provided submission dates. All of the faculty and staff, who are certified professionals in the field of education, are available to students to support their academic development.
National Junior Honor Society
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) was founded to acknowledge outstanding middle school students. This program honors students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. Students are required to complete a school and personal project for each year of membership and attend periodic NJHS Chapter meetings with fellow members throughout the school year.
Live Induction Ceremony
Each year, Laurel Springs School invites our National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society members to take place in a live induction ceremony that recognizes newly accepted members into the chapters and honors current members’ commitments to their communities throughout the past school year. This is a special time for us as a virtual community to gather onsite with faculty and staff to celebrate our students’ achievements with their families and friends.
Academic Planning for Students
Academic planning is an important part of the educational process and gives the learning team unique insight into the educational needs of our students. It allows us to create carefully-tailored plans to meet each student’s specific needs. The school counseling department reviews the proposed academic plan and makes adjustments or recommendations for course selection to meet the student’s goals.
Middle School Counseling Services
Counselors address the academic, personal, and social needs of students, collaborate with the student’s teachers, and help students and their families prepare for upper school. Middle school counseling services also include advising students and providing resources in regard to career exploration and development, providing support, and assisting students with their academic success by providing resources on time management.
Transitioning to Upper School
Our middle school counselors work very closely with the upper school counseling team throughout the year to ensure a smooth transition from middle school. To prepare for upper school, 8th graders receive academic and college guidance to ensure they are on track to achieve their post-secondary goals, including a personalized upper school academic plan. The Laurel Springs middle school program encourages students to stretch themselves in new ways as they strengthen basic skills and prepare for upper school.
Why Choose Laurel Springs’ Online Middle School?
Laurel Springs School’s educational professionals are caring and experienced at offering exceptional support and guidance to preteen and young teen students. Our accredited online school uses an asynchronous learning model that offers flexible learning, which allows you to schedule your child’s schooling around your time table and what works best for your child’s learning needs.
To learn more about Laurel Springs’ online school programs and how it can benefit your child’s educational needs, please contact us by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 800-377-5890 to speak with an admissions coordinator.